Law Firms’ Grueling Hours Are Turning Defectors into Competitors

Joan C. Williams

In this latest flurry of debate about working long hours, some have intimated that overwork is inevitable in highly competitive industries such as law, finance, and high tech.

But that’s just not true.

We’ve all heard by now that productivity decreases with overwork, while attrition and health care costs increase. What you may not have heard is that businesses who drive people relentlessly create competitors who poach top talent by offering a more humane way to work.

Click to Read More Source: This article has been curated from Harvard Business Review and can be found at https://hbr.org/2015/08/law-firms-grueling-hours-are-turning-defectors-into-competitors